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View Poll Results: How long has everyone been into the hobby?
Less than a year 2 9.52%
1-2 3 14.29%
3-5 7 33.33%
6-10 3 14.29%
11+ 6 28.57%
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Old 08-01-2002, 09:57 PM   #1
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Just a friendly poll! I personally have been into planted tanks for around 4 years now. And have had tanks for a long time!

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Old 08-03-2002, 10:47 AM   #2
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Its been long 10 years now althought real details and more knowledge came lately
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Old 08-04-2002, 11:14 PM   #3
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Old 08-04-2002, 11:19 PM   #4
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Just kidding - off and on about 20 years - mostly off.:hehe:
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Old 08-06-2002, 03:49 PM   #5
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Right at 30 years. Started with a 10G that had bright yellow gravel and a bubbling treasure chest. I've gone through many cycles, have over forty tanks at one time in the late 70's, had a saltwater phase that lasted about 10 years, then a cichlid phase, finally the lastest phase and in my estimation the most difficult, planted tanks...about 7-8 years with the last 3-4 being much more serious.
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Old 08-06-2002, 06:20 PM   #6
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I hear you on that, Steve! It seems I've tried just about every type of aquarium but the planted tank has been the most challenging and consquently, the most rewarding. I would like to start another reef tank, but aside from cost, the biggest downside to reef tanks is the small margin for error. I'd like to try a deep living sand bed reef with a refugium and no skimmer, though. I know a few people who are having fantastic success with that method and require very little maintenence.
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Old 08-06-2002, 07:57 PM   #7
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I've been in hobby almost 8 months to the day, and have been planting tanks for the last 4.. Guess, I kinda missed a few steps huh? lol Plastic plants really bother me, since april, all my new tanks, go straight top plants. Maybe not totally, but, always some foilage in there.. Planning a reef right now... Uugh, lol
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Old 08-08-2002, 10:43 PM   #8
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I fell in love with fishkeeping when I was 2-3 years old. I remember feeding our Oscars feeder goldfish.

20 years later and here I am!
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Old 08-13-2002, 10:49 PM   #9
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Going on 40 years in tropical fish and close to ten, trying to achieve a lush Amazon biotope tank.
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